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Online exams can take many forms, from the traditional multiple choice and short answer exams to the oral exam where the student needs to justify decisions and show reasoning.
Online exams have the flexibility to make the exam experience more engaging and contextual for the student through the use of multimedia and authentic question types.
The following types of online exams are scheduled by the exams team within Student Administration, Division of Students.
The task is undertaken online under ‘exam-like’ time constraints (typically 1-3 hours) but is open book, allowing students to refer to any material they can access.
The student downloads the exam paper and completes. The paper is then uploaded into EASTS. The exam is usually open book. This type of exam can be time limited or it may occur over a longer period of time. This type of exam can be invigilated or non-invigilated.
The task is undertaken online under ‘exam-like’ time constraints (typically 1-3 hours) and invigilated remotely. This category should only be pursued if, in consultation with your Head of School, if the above two categories are not viable.
Before you proceed with creating an online exam, please consider the advantages and challenges below.
Online exams have offered us some advantages over ‘traditional’ paper exams:
Some of the challenges include:
If you are writing multiple choice and short answer questions, the following information can help.
If you are new to creating a test/exam in Interact2, the following video and information can help:
The exams team within Student Administration, Division of Students. manage all end of session exams, and AE and DX exams.
If you need to request an exam to be run by the exams team, help and support is available at: